Tree Lightings & Ice Skating: The Best Holiday Events in San Diego
Spend time with friends and family at one of the best holiday events in San Diego this season. SoCal is flaunting its holiday spirit this December with tree-lighting ceremonies, outdoor ice skating, holiday events, and more! There’s fun for the entire family all month long.
A winter wonderland is waiting at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography throughout the month of December. Stroll through the aquarium and listen to live holiday music on the weekends. Enjoy special appearances by Scuba Santa, activities, crafts, and more.
Celebrate the holiday season at the largest free community festival in San Diego, Balboa Park December Nights. This Dec. 7-8, enjoy complimentary Balboa Park museum admission, festive food, and attractions throughout the park.
The San Diego Zoo transforms into a wild winter wonderland during Jungle Bells. From Dec. 14 – Jan. 6, enjoy lighted animal sculptures, festive music, and holiday treats throughout the park. Even Santa Claus makes an appearance to join in on the holiday fun!
Enjoy breathtaking ocean views while you ice skate to your favorite holiday songs. Test out your skating skills with the entire family on The Hotel Del Coronado’s seaside ice rink from Nov. 22 – Jan.1.
Experience a true holiday spectacle at Little Italy’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1. Come for the 25-foot tree, featuring more than 1,000 poinsettias, and stay for the live music, entertainment, holiday beverages, and more.